Photo A Day, May.


Welcome back to my Photo A Day posts! I’m posting this from sunny, breezy Breckenridge Colorado. Kevin lived here for quite some time before we met… skiing, snowboarding, biking, etc. As a little “pre-wedding madness” vacation, he’s showing me around his beautiful old home. It’s that weird time of year after winter when it’s not busy, but before the summer vacationers get here. It’s peaceful and perfect right now.

Let’s rewind to the rest of May, though. The month I had my 2nd TV appearance, celebrated my best bud’s wedding in Mexico, turned 29, perfected cookie cutter sugar cookies, and frequently drank margaritas. But hey, what else is new?!

(I’m posting this with 1 day left in the month, I know. But tomorrow we’re going white water rafting!)

May 1. Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Riviera Maya

May 2. Kristen & Seth’s wedding day! The hottest day in Riviera Maya that week – over 100 degrees. You can imagine how we looked after dancing for 6 hours straight at night…

May Photo A Day

May 3.

Riviera Maya

May 4.


May 5. These are GOOD. (from Trader Joes)

Trader Joes Coconut Cashews

May 6. Made my Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for my future MIL’s birthday. Huge hit, as always. This is one of my most favorite cakes to make!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake by

May 7. My bud Erin got a new puppy. He’s a 2 month year old Golden Doodle named Chips. I petsit during the day while Erin is at work. If you follow me on IG, you know I’m obsessed.

Photo A Day May

May 8.

Photo A Day May

May 9. From Target.

Bride Tank

May 10.

Photo A Day May

May 11. Whoops.

May 12. A little dessert.

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake by

May 13. Lunch.

Baked BBQ Chicken Fingers

May 14.

Photo A Day May

May 15. From etsy. Going to spruce it up with a blue ribbon of sorts.

Bridal Hanger

May 16. My wild Friday evening.

Photo A Day May

May 17. Treated myself. I rarely shop for anything besides groceries and food props. It was a total splurge, I know.

Tory Burch cross body purse

May 18. Tested scone recipes all weekend (so exciting, I know). Landed on the perfect fruity scone recipe. Tender, moist, easy.

Strawberry Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

May 19. BBQ chicken pizza from TJ’s. Not quite as tasty as my homemade version, but easy for a quick dinner on a lazy night.

Photo A Day May

May 20. 4 months! Photo by

©2013 Megan Beth Photography

May 21. Took the afternoon off for a trip to the river!

May Photo A Day

May 22. A bday present to myself. Turquoise wedges (low- about 1 inch); you pay for their comfort. I wore them for 8 hours walking around and they didn’t hurt at all. Cute, too.

May Photo A Day

May 23. Prepping many tie-dye cakes and cupcakes for tomorrow.

How to Make Tie-Dye Cake and Cupcakes

May 24. My second TV appearance in Baltimore in the morning, cake tasting in Philly in the evening. Our bakery is Bredenbeck’s in Chestnut Hill. A family favorite for as long as I can remember.

Photo May

May 25. Can’t be trusted!


May 26. Finally! A perfected sugar cookie recipe I feel confident enough about sharing. These are a must try!

Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies by

May 27. My bday! All I did was clean, schedule a few posts, pack, and enjoy some cookies and brews.

May 28. Got to Breckenridge safe and sound. Walked around town a bit in the 0% humidity (it is SO nice) 70 degree weather. Stopped at Mary’s Mountain Cookies per the suggestion of some Instagram followers. Split the “Cookie Dough Delight” which is incredibly dense, but worth every bite.

Cookie Dough Delight

And here is my homemade version!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches for cookie dough lovers! Easy recipe at

May 29. Hiked up Mt. Royal in Frisco. (And my legs are killing me this morning – it takes so much energy to exercise at 10,500 feet when you are not adjusted to the altitude change!)


May 30. I took this the other day, but here is the hotel where we stayed the past 2 nights. Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge – so affordable this time of year. For the rest of the trip, we are staying with friends in Fairplay CO.


May 31. Tomorrow we’re going white water rafting! My first time. Have you ever been?

Q: What have you been up to the past month?

Q: Any summer vacations planned?


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  1. Hi Sally!

    My wedding cake was from Bredenbeck’s, too! It was delish, as I’m sure you well know.

    When you’re back in town, hit up Mad Mex (there’s one in Philly and another–the one near me– in Willow Grove) for some margaritas. They have a bunch of cool flavors and do seasonal ones, to boot. My favorite is the peach, but I just checked their website and it looks like the one they have going now is blackberry rhubarb! You know what that means… MARGARITA TIME!

    Your trips all look gorgeous and fun. Glad you had such a fab month.


    • I’m originally from right around the willow grove area! But have never been to Mad Mex. We will definitely check it out. Thanks Natalie! So cool your cake was also from Bredenbecks.

  2. What an incredible month Sally!! So many fun things going on. I can’t believe it’s less than 4 months until your wedding — so happy for you and Kevin! And just as happy that you got to get away to peaceful Colorado and enjoy all of the beautiful scenery. I wouldn’t mind if you moved out there instead of back to your hometown; you’d be a lot closer and easier to visit! 😉

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